The Regional Competition for an Accessible Europe took place on the ITU building in Geneva on October 24 and 25, with the help of Agenzija Sapport and Zero Project. As the Competition’s Evaluation Committee, a panel of IT and sensory loss professionals met at the meeting with assistance from a highly regarded member of the ITU staff. In fact, I wanted to commend the event’s planners for the brilliant concept of bringing together accessibility professionals from NGOs, manufacturers, and IT experts.
Before the meeting, ITU gave me as one of the experts an explanatory dossier for every innovative digital solution submitted on how to make Europe more accessible through technology. All the experts evaluated the solutions submitted to the competition related to their area of expertise.
We presented the submissions for each category at the Geneva meeting: people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people with visual impairments, people with speech impairments, people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities, and people with physical disabilities.
Two tiers of voting were used by the committee of experts to determine the final outcome. They would be posted on the Accessible Europe: ICT 4 All of that will occur in Malta from December 4 to 6. It will be great to see you all there!